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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Mars
Title: 78+
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 3/31/2009
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 735286194821, 0735286194821

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boeanthropist | Cambridge, MA | 01/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is rather like the feeling of being put inside a microwave oven which is then programmed to cook you at the lowest possible setting. Slow, slow. So that you get to feel the gradual excitation of the water molecules of yourself, their heat and spastic dance becoming all that you are so that your own greater movements mimic their miniscule epileptic shimmy faster and faster and faster around the black star unto a great final blotting out of all mind. It's that good. You get the original singles/e.p.s, plus the 4 "No New York" tracks (including the has-to-be-heard-to-be-believed "Puerto Rican Ghost") and some live stuff -- some of the extra stuff is mildly filleresque. The "Mars Live" CD on ROIR/Danceteria is also highly recommended -- the version of "Helen Fordsdale" there is one of the most frightening things I have ever heard -- as is the "Don King" follow-up (also reissued by the nice folks at Atavistic)and Mark Cunningham's current work with Raeo."
No Wave Legends Collected
slappy | somewhere else | 12/16/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Along with DNA, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, and the Contortions, Mars were the pioneering No Wave folks featured on the legendary 1978 Eno-produced lp "No New York." Four of the tracks on 78 Reissue appeared on NNY (Helen Forsdale, Tunnell, Hairwaves, PR Ghost). The music is a wonderful scramble of new wave, Branca-esque noise and free jazz. Incendiary, exciting, unforgettable."
A Hellish Heaven
Jeremy Webber | New York | 05/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"after listening and accepting sonic youth as my favorite band, i began to look into their influences. well mars popped up and i had a hard time hearing their songs. i only heard one, but i liked it, and took a chance. well it payed off. this cd is lush in its own way. with the beat of the song carrying off in many directions at once, 78+ is just like one noisy dream. and the noise is what makes this album so scary and so good. just sit back and let this stuff soak in. im 13 and i like this stuff, other people should be able to too. buy it."